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Melges 24 World Championship

Melges 24 Hall of Fame © International Melges 24 Class Association http://www.melges24.com/

Time is running fast as the Melges 24 fleet approaches the most awaited event of the season, the Melges 24 World Championship 2017 that, after having been hosted in the warm Miami past December, moves back to cooler Northern European climates: from July 28th to August 4th one of the most active fleets in the one-design scenario will be fighting ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Race Skipper Lance Shepherd with Liverpool 2018 © Clipper Ventures

Clipper Race entry reveals branding for Liverpool 2018 destination campaign, designed to position city as leading cultural capital. We are pleased to reveal that Liverpool 2018, Liverpool City Council’s newest international destination campaign, will be a team entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, which starts in just under a month, on August 20, from the city’s ...

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Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables Race

Oman Sail Class 40 duo – Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables Race © Vincent Curutchet

The new Oman Sail Class 40 crew have emerged from their debut in the highly competitive class, strengthened by the experience and with hard-earned knowledge to improve their performance. Experienced French sailor Sidney Gavignet and Omani offshore yachtsman Fahad Al Hasni finished the 2,500-mile Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables race from France to the Azores and back in seventh place, with conditions ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Multi50 - Transat Jacques Vabre © Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / TJV http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/

As happens every two years, couples are getting together as the summer approaches…to form solid partnerships for the Transat Jacques Vabre, the double-handed race of reference, which has been leaving Le Havre since 1993. For this 13th edition, 42 teams will cast off their moorings, and head for Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on 4,350-mile long ride; a mixture of tactical ...

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RORC Channel Race

The 2017 RORC Season's Points Championship, the world's largest participation offshore racing series © Paul Wyeth / RORC

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Season’s Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. The 10th race of the series, and the last RORC offshore race before the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. For those teams vying for class honours for the championship, starting the Rolex Fastnet Race in pole position, is highly desirable, and with most of the RORC ...

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Nations Trophy

The Nations Trophy © Nautor's Swan

Significant events demand significant trophies. The Nations Trophy, launched by Nautor’s Swan and taking place for the first time this year between 10 and 14 October in Palma de Mallorca, hosted by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, is such an event. Accordingly, the high-end jeweller and silversmith Buccellati has agreed to create the prestigious Nations Trophy itself along with ...

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14th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2015 © Guy Nowell / Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Last minute entries see the 2017 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek fleet reach 41 boats competing across seven classes including the regatta’s largest multihull fleet ever. The monohulls will compete in three classes – IRC 1, IRC 2 and Cruising – with 17 boats from around the region taking part including a number of newcomers. Five closely-matched “40-somethings” will be ...

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100 days to go Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race - 100 days to go © Will Suto / Volvo Ocean Race

45,000 nautical miles, four oceans, 12 major cities. Musto takes a stance against plastic usage in partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race and Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Meet Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing The Team American’s Charlie Enright and Mark Towill from Team Vestas are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, after launching their 2017-18 ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Rounding the historic Fastnet Rock - a lasting memory for all crews in the Rolex Fastnet Race starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron on Sunday 6th August © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

While the Judel-Vrolijk 115 Nikata will be the largest yacht competing among the 350 or so yachts starting the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 6 August, the battle for line honours glory looks set to be between two titans of the grand prix racing world. Finnish Whitbread Round the World Race legend Ludde Ingvall returns having previously put in one ...

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J- Class Regatta - 35th America's Cup - Bermuda June 19, 2017 © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

In the 1930s, when the rule was first introduced, J-Class yachts were the pinnacle of world yacht racing. But by 1940 many had been stripped or broken up for scrap metal for the war effort or just abandoned and left to rot in mud berths. Decades later several of these leviathans have been rebuilt and restored and are now part ...

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